However, in patients with persistent pleural effusion after an adequate antituberculous
therapy, thoracoscopic evaluation is needed to confirm the diagnosis.
The lesions regressed after treatment with 3 antituberculous
(7), (11), (15) In this case, we detected articular and soft tissue changes which continued until specific antituberculous
treatment was administered.
--Tuberculosis meningitis: cases with chronic meningitis plus one of the following: A) Positive CSF smear, culture or PCR; B) CSF analysis compatible with meningitis plus increased CSF adenosine deaminase level in whom other causes of chronic meningitis had been ruled out and antituberculous
drugs were initiated by an infectious disease specialist.
She had been started on weight-appropriate standard antituberculous
therapy with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol.
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome of tuberculosis among HIV-infected patients receiving antituberculous
and antiretroviral therapy.
She was successfully treated with a 6-month regimen of standard antituberculous
Initially, the FDA limited the use of these NAA tests to AFB smear-positive respiratory specimens from patients who had not received antituberculous
drugs for 7 days or within the previous year.
The clinician must rely on clinical judgement in decisions regarding the need for antituberculous
therapy and further diagnostic work-up because negative NAA results do not exclude the possibility of active pulmonary TB.
So, we were in doubt to use the trial of antituberculous
therapy or empiric antibiotic to cover common microbes causing pyogenic spondylodiscitis.